Castello Banfi - Il Borgo (Montalcino, Siena)
Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy
Luxury Rooms & Suites
Federico Forquet of Cetona; one of Italy’s most renowned designers, worked with the Mariani family to create the elegant and comfortable interiors of the rooms and suites as well as the surrounding gardens. Castello Banfi – il Borgo offers 14 rooms and suites, varying in size, location and décor, all with carefully selected furnishings and fabrics, classic fixtures and luxuriant amenities. Each offers a King-sized bed, while the five designated suites are additionally furnished with a Queen-size sofa bed in a separate room. The beds in three of the rooms and one of the suites can be separated to Twin beds.
Each room is equipped with flat screen television featuring international satellite programming and radio with a selection of jazz, classical and contemporary music; high-speed internet connection, direct telephone lines, valuables safe, and a selection of complementary estate wines as well as a well-stocked mini bar with water, beverages, and light snacks. Well-equipped bathrooms feature professional hair driers, towel warmers, large showers with oversized rainfall heads; several have an additional bathtub, and bath amenities include bath foam, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion made from Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate. Each spacious room is painted and furnished in a different color scheme and appointed with eclectic themed artwork; several include a separate dressing area, writing desk and breakfast table.
The Suite Poggio all’Oro – 100 sq m./1.080 sq ft – comprising an extremely large bedroom with king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79” x 79”) and separate sitting area, large Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, bathroom with walk-in rain-fall shower and separate bathtub, furthermore, a living room with a sofa bed with direct access to a second bathroom with walk-in rain shower.
Suite Riserva – 80 sq m. / 861 sq ft – comprising an extremely large bedroom with king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79” x 79”), large Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, bathroom with walk-in rain-fall shower, plus a living room with a sofa bed with direct access to a second bathroom with walk- in rain shower.
Suite Classic – approx. 70 sq m. / 756 sq ft. – comprising a large bedroom with king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79” x 79”), Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, separate living room with a sofa bed.
Junior Suite - approx. 56-65 sq m - Comprising a bedroom with a king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79" x79"), seperate living room with a sofa, large bathroom.
Double Room Riserva– approx. 55 sq m. / 592 sq. ft. – comprising a large bedroom with king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79” x 79”), Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, sitting space, bathroom with walk-in rain shower.
Double Room Classic– approx. 40 sq m. / 430 sq ft. – comprising bedroom with king size bed (200 x 200 cm / 79” x 79”) Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, bathroom with walk-in rain shower.
The Taverna restaurant is located in the vaulted cellars of the Castello. Opened for lunch and dinner, it offers a traditional tuscan cooking.
The Reading Room
Quiet space between the castle’s porticoed courtyard is furnished with backgammon and chess tables, a small library of the family’s favorite novels and travelogues, comfortable furniture and a warming hearth.
Formally planted gardens and a shading pergola provide a tranquil outdoor space in a sun drenched lower courtyard of the Borgo, with dramatic views of the river valley and hills that roll gently toward the sea.
The reception area within Il Borgo was once a meeting place for residents who would gather to exchange news and information; today it continues that role in updated fashion for our guests.
Tucked in a quiet corner of the Borgo, an arched room has been set aside to greet the morning with Continental and full Tuscan breakfast, featuring freshly brewed coffee, tea, home baked delicacies and other traditional dishes.
The Swimming Pool
Behind the castle’s western wall, a swimming pool is laid into the hillside overlooking lush vineyards and enjoys an envious vantage point for dramatic Tuscan sunsets.
An elliptical machine, exercise bicycle and free weights are suited to allow interested guests to continue their normal fitness routine while visiting Castello Banfi.
From among a wide range of customized activities, our concierge can set up hiking and cycling itineraries on the estate and its surroundings; arrange for scenic tours of nearby towns, villages and cities; organize shopping expeditions; and arrange appointments and treatment at nearby spas.
Our Dream It team stands ready to help craft details of your ultimate Tuscan experience, from offering straightforward advice to booking on your behalf. Insider tours to major cities or hidden hilltop towns, driving excursions around the surrounding countryside or across the regions, shopping expeditions to outlets and artisans, adventures in food, art, religion, music, ceramics, photography, bicycling, trekking, from the simple to the extraordinary, and always unique. Enjoy VIP privileges at the region’s therapeutic spas or indulge yourself in the privacy and comfort of an in-suite massage and anti-oxidant skin treatment. Travel in chauffeur-driven luxury or get a first-hand feel for legendary Italian sports cars; better yet, reach the inaccessible corners of Tuscany in a hot air balloon or minimize distances by helicopter. If you can dream it, it can happen, and for you alone in a customized, one-of-a-kind itinerary.